Spectators lined the streets of the parade route for the 29th annual Minden Bandfest on October 19. A total of 34 bands participated in the competition with all bands marching in the parade and eight performing in the field competition.
Judging the event were Phil Parker of Hastings, Dave Klein of Kearney, and Janet Palmer of Holdrege. Bands were scored in three areas: Music (40 points possible), Marching, (30 points possible), and General Effect (30 points possible). Bands earning 80 points or more were awarded Superior ratings, 60 to79 points scored an Excellent rating, and 40 to 59 points earned a Good rating.
Results for the 2019 Minden Bandfest competition are as follows:
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